Gallery One is a Ramallah-based contemporary art gallery founded in December 2013 by Samar Martha, an independent curator. The gallery presents a multidisciplinary array of solo and, occasionally, group exhibitions. We represent Palestinian artists living in Palestine and abroad.
Gallery One also has a large selection of modern artworks created by renowned Palestinian artists, including: Sulieman Mansour, Asem Abu Shakra, Tayseer Barakat, Nabil Anani, Sophie Halabi, Khaled Hourani and Tayseer Sharaf.
We promote both established and emerging contemporary artists from the Middle East and Palestine in particular. The gallery breaks free from the local non-profit art sector of Palestine and the Middle East to an independent, commercial gallery context, as well as an exhibition space that bridges the gap between the artists and the public. We collect, revive and preserve visual arts, including its relationship to the global cultural sphere. The gallery has also produced new bodies of work for many of its artists including Bashar Alhroub, Khaled Jarrar, Majd Abdel Hamid and Khaled Hourani.
Gallery One creates a market venue for Palestinian art, establishing a customer base for artists and their work. We also scout talented young artists, providing the opportunity for exhibiting their art. Gallery One is also a leading catalyst in documenting Palestinian visual art history and sustaining the careers of local pioneering and emerging artists.